ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised quality standard with which Swiftclean has been registered following independent auditing by a UKAS accredited auditing body (ACM). This gives the assurance that services are delivered within a framework of consistent quality.
ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised environmental standard with which Swiftclean has been registered following independent auditing by a UKAS accredited auditing body (ACM). It gives the assurance that Swiftclean delivers services with due regard to limiting their impact on the environment.
OHSAS 18001 is an internationally recognised occupational health and safety management standard with which Swiftclean has been registered following independent auditing by an auditing body (ACM). It gives the assurance that Swiftclean delivers services within a safe management framework.
BESA members are required to demonstrate the competence of their business through an independent inspection and assessment against clearly defined technical and non technical standards. Swiftclean, a member since 1996, has been active within the Ventilation Hygiene Group Branch, assisting in the development, editing and updating of TR/17 and TR/19, the UK’s recognised industry benchmark for ventilation system cleanliness.
Certificate status is in recognition of reaching the SAFE contractor health & safety standards in accordance with Ability to Sub-Contract works, Deep Cleaning, Internal Air Quality Testing, Kitchen Equipment Cleaning, Water Quality Testing, Water Treatment, Kitchen Extract Cleaning and Ventilation System Cleaning.
Swiftclean is accredited with the Contractors’ Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) having demonstrated compliance with, and sound management of, current basic Health & Safety legislation.
This certifies that Swiftclean has met pre-qualification requirements appropriate to public and private sector procurement. Approved work categories are; Heating & Ventilation, Potable Water & Waste Treatment, Tanks & Associated Services.
The Importance of competence to Legionella Control Association Standards
Legislative requirements for the control of Legionellosis put the responsibility for compliance clearly with the owner/operator of water systems. Under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations as regards risks from legionellosis, all owners and operators of buildings have a responsibility to ensure that the risk is controlled and kept to an acceptable level. The HSC’s Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (L8) stresses that whilst the tasks required to be undertaken to control the risk may be contracted to an external specialist, the owner/operator must take all reasonable care to ensure the competence of the service provider to carry out the work on his behalf.
To be registered with the Legionella Control Association LCA), member companies have every year to demonstrate their competence by submitting a statement of compliance which describes how they meet the Conditions of the LCA Code of Conduct for Service Providers. The service standards of the LCA are progressive therefore registered companies are expected to continually improve on their management systems in the provision of Legionella control services.